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You’ve heard of earthquakes but have you heard of frostquakes?

You may have heard on the news recently that the state of Wisconsin experienced a frostquake or as it is technically termed, cryoseism. The term comes from a combination of words. One such word is cryosphere, which is the part of the earth that makes up frozen water (think arctic and other cold places). The other word is seism, which is a shaking or vibrating at the surface of the earth. As water drains, it may freeze and expand under very cold temperatures, which puts stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until it relieves itself explosively by producing…

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Sunday Science Tidbit; Extreme heat but you feel cold…

  You voted and we’re kicking off our 2016 Sunday Science Tidbits with extreme heat that would feel extremely cold. Now I know I have many o…

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Sunday Science Tidbit; Watermelon Snow

You’ve heard the sayings: Don’t eat the first snow… don’t eat yellow snow… and don’t eat watermelon snow? Well that’s a new one. In this wee…

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Sunday Science Tidbit; Why is the moon bigger on the horizon?

Imagine it’s a clear night and the moon is just peeking over the horizon. The moon looks “bigger” than it does high up in the sky. This week…